Monday 1 February 2016

Planned Reading for February 2016

Well you may wonder what happened to me in January 2016 as I have been here so little. Life has just been overwhelming me a little, I seem to be either constantly busy or comatose! So I apologise for my absence and thank those of you who have stuck around!

I have the enjoyment of joining in some blog tours in February, so I thought I'd tell you about those.

Book Cover: Undeceived by Karen M Cox
Firstly, I will be getting to read Karen M Cox's new book, 'Undeceived'. This is a modern Austenesque read where Elizabeth and Darcy are spies! I've never read anything with a concept like that, so I'm very much looking forward to trying this book. The other books I've read by this author ('1932' - a 'P&P' update in the 1930s US depression, modern 'Persuasion'-inspired 'Find Wonder in All Things' and a wonderful 'Northanger Abbey' short story in 'Sunkissed: Effusions of Summer') were all excellent, so I have high hopes for an enjoyable read.

Book Cover: Jane and the Waterloo Map by Stephanie Barron
I will also be taking part in the blog tour for Stephanie Barron's new book, 'Jane and the Waterloo Map'. This is number thirteen of the 'Jane Austen Mysteries' series, which sees the author turn sleuth. I have only read one of this series, the highly enjoyable 'Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas' so I am looking forward to reading this book.

Book cover: A Little Whimsical in His Civilities by J Marie Croft
Author J Marie Croft has a new novella out. 'A Little Whimsical in His Civilities' is from Darcy's point of view, when he returns to Hertfordshire. I have read a couple of this author's works previously, the highly enjoyable gender swap story, 'Love at First Slight' which features a Miss Darcy who has conceived an unsuitable attachment for the young Mr Bennet, and a 'Pride & Prejudice' short story with a touch of 'Sanditon', 'Spyglasses and Sunburn' in 'Sunkissed: Effusions of Summer'. J Marie Croft will be stopping by with a guest post and chance to win a copy of the novella.

I hope you'll be able to join me for some of my blog tour stops in February. Happy reading to you all :)


  1. I'm reading Undeceived now. Cold war spies!!!

    I look forward to both the new Stephanie Baron and Joanne's new fun story.

    Ah, sorry that January was a crazy busy and tiring month for you. Hope February treats you better. :)

    1. So far, February is better, thanks, Sophia! I don't know much about the Cold War, so it's good to read something in that era. I hope you're enjoying your February reads :)

  2. 'Undeceived' looks and sounds awesome! I'm looking forward to reading it myself! I'm involved in all of these book tours too, but only doing excerpts. I've stopped putting pressure on myself to having to read a book in a certain amount of time. I'm a slow reader, and life happens (as you know!!)

    I hope you have a fabulous February!

    1. I know just what you mean, Candy, I gave myself lots of time to read it so I wouldn't feel pressurised. I hope you get to read. Undeceived sometime, I think you'd probably enjoy it.

  3. I did read Undeceived and loved it. Also read A Little Whimsical in his Civilities and, again, loved it. I want to read Barron's latest and have only read the first 2 of her but own the 12th one and have just not gotten to it. Thanks for the update.

    1. Hi Sheila. I have only read one of Stephanie Barron's books from this series. I'd like to read the earlier ones too at some point. Glad to hear that A Little Whimsical in His Civilities is good, I've enjoyed the other stories I've read by this author.


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